The Criminal Docket

09/16/14 Episode Forty-Four – Author Interview ~ Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens By Rob Cary

 

Today, Rob Cary, a defense attorney for Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, released a new book – Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (NACDL Press/Thomson Reuters) – recounting the trial six years ago of a powerful senator. On Oct. 27, 2008, Stevens was wrongfully found guilty of allegedly failing to disclose gifts, leading him to lose reelection just  eight days later by 3,953 votes. But in April 2009, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan vacated the verdict at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed that prosecutors had withheld evidence of innocence from the defense. More than the story of a trial, Cary details how a federal prosecution team conspired to bring down Stevens by hiding evidence and manipulating facts. I caught up with Rob in his office last week here in Washington , DC. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 11m 33s. 

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08/01/14 Episode Forty-Three – Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Addresses NACDL Annual Meeting and Seminar

This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. On August 1, 2014, at the 57th Annual Meeting and Seminar of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and 13th Annual Conference of NACDL’s State Criminal Justice Network, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. delivered important remarks concerning criminal justice reform and the important role played by the criminal defense bar in ensuring the promise of a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. In his speech, Holder issued a warning against the potential consequences of the use of "risk assessments" and aggregate data analysis in sentencing to "both public safety and racial justice." The attorney general was introduced by NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 32m 16s. 

 

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